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Belief: Animal

It is a belief among hunters that is a bear looks at you eye to eye at the instant you kill it, its spirit will haunt you after its death.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Pioneer

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bear ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Haunting ; HUNTING ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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THE SPIRIT OF ROBERT. E. LEE

THE GHOST OF ROBERT E. LEE HAUNTS ROOM 307 IN CONFEDERATE
HALL, PEABODY COLLEGE, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): GHOST ; Haunting

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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DEATH MEETING

JUST BEFORE A PERSON DIES, HE MEETS HIS OWN GHOST.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; GHOST ; Haunting ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-21-1968

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GHOST IN WHITE

A WOMAN IN WHITE ROAMS THE WOODS OF BELLE ISLE PARK NEAR DOWNTOWN
DETROIT WITH A HOOK-HANDED FRIEND. THIS STORY HAS BEEN AROUND
FOR YEARS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; NEWSPAPER ; DETROIT FREE PRESS

Keyword(s): Belle Isle ; GHOST ; Haunting ; Legend ; SUPERSTITION ; Tale ; Undead

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 08-27-1968

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GHOST PROTECTION

WHEN A WOMAN IS SEPARATED, DIVORCED, OR ESTRANGED FROM HER HUSBAND
AND HE DIES, SHE TAKES A RIBBON OFF OF THE FLOWERS ON THE COFFIN AND
HANGS IT ON HER DOOR TO WARD OFF HER HUSBAND HAUNTING HER.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Funeral ; Haunting ; HUSBAND ; SPIRIT ; Widow

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN ONE HEARS NOISES THREE DAYS AFTER BURYING A LOVED ONE
MEANS HIS SPIRIT CAME BACK TO THANK THE FAMILY FOR ALL THEY
HAVE DONE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Keyword(s): Haunting ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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THE GRIM REAPER

THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS HAS CREATED A NUMBER OF
IMAGINARY CREATURES. ONE IS WELL KNOWN TO THE MANY ROOKIES
WHO HAVE FAILED TO MAKE THE GRADE. GEORGE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE THE
CLEVELAND BROWNS' FOOTBALL TEAM THIS PAST SUMMER BUT FAILED.
HE MENTIONED THAT "THE GRIM REAPER" WAS REALLY PRESENT. WHEN YOU
WERE CALLED TO THE COACH'S OFFICE, "THE REAPER" HAD STRUCK AND
HIS PRESENCE WAS FELT. THIS CREATURE SEEMS TO BE RATHER UNIVERSAL
IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN FOOTBALL.

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GEORGE TOLD ME THIS JUST AFTER RETURNING FROM "CAMP" TO DETROIT.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; Cleveland Browns ; Football ; Haunting ; Reaper ; SPORTS ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS

THE TEST FAMILY OWNS MUCH DOWNTOWN REAL ESTATE IN INDIANAPOLIS,
AND HAS AN OLD HOUSE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE COUNTY, JUST OUTSIDE
OF TOWN. THE GRANDFATHER'S GHOST IS SAID TO INHABIT THE NOW EMPTY
HOUSE. THIS IS BECAUSE AT NIGHT, BLUE LIGHTS CAN BE SEEN
FROM THE ROAD, COMING FROM THE WINDOWS. THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE
A GREAT POPULATION OF CATS INHABITING THE AREA. THE OLD MAN
IS SAID TO HAVE HAD MANY WHILE HE WAS ALIVE. IT IS A POPULAR
LOCAL LEGEND, AND THE HOUSE IS OFTEN VISITED BY THE CURIOUS.

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THE INFORMANT SAID HIS UNCLE USED TO GO THERE IN HIGH SCHOOL.

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Where learned: INDIANA ; INDIANAPOLIS

Keyword(s): Blue Lights ; Cats ; Haunting ; Legend ; Lore ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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STRASBOURG, THE KNOCK, KNOCK STREET

IN DETROIT, IF YOU DRIVE DOWN STRASBOURG STREET, YOUR CAR WILL
KNOCK. THIS IS BECAUSE MANY YEARS AGO, A LITTLE GIRL WAS PLAYING
IN THE STREET WHEN HIT BY A CAR, WHICH DRAGGED HER BODY DOWN THE
STREET WITH HER HEAD KNOCKING AGAINST THE CAR DOOR UNTIL SHE WAS
DEAD.

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Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): Auto ; DEATH ; Haunting ; Knock ; Legend ; Lore

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CEMETERY BELIEF

IF YOU ARE OUT IN THE EARLY EVENING AT MT. ELIOT CEMETERY
AT 6 MILE ROAD, AND YOU FACE THE WEST SIDE OF IT, YOU WILL SEE
A GLOWING RED TOMBSTONE, WHY THIS PARTICULAR TOMBSTONE GLOWS,
NO ONE KNOWS.

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Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CEMETERY ; Detroit ; Glow ; HAUNTED ; Haunting ; Legend ; Mt. Eliot Cemetery ; Tombstone

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ANNE BOLEYN

IN THE TOWER OF LONDON, ONE CAN SEE ANNE BOLEYN WALK AROUND
THE TOWER PROPER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HER BEHEADING.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Anne Boleyn ; Beheaded ; HAUNTED ; Haunting ; Legend ; Tower of London

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10281972 YEAR ASSUMED

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If you sleep restlessly or are awakened in the middle of the
night, a spirit is trying to take away your soul. To get rid
of the spirit, turn your bedroom light on and off three times
and you will sleep sound the rest of the night.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Haunting ; LIGHT ; REMEDY ; SPIRIT ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Measure of time Sleeping

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